Viewing Burst Data

VDV Burst Data imports both event and background data and that data can then be easily viewed using a web interface.

Time Series (Background Data)

This is the default view for VDV Burst Data. The data is organized into projects and the user can switch between projects that he has access to by using the drop down list in the top right corner.

The tabs change between different project information.

When viewing Time Series the user sees one graph per channel. Here the graphs have been configured to show the data as points (columns is also an option) and the graphs have also been configured to show the threshold limit and the alarm limit.

The user can easily change the graph scale and scroll through the data using the arrow buttons at the bottom. If the project is configured with Auto Reduce Data then the data is automatically summarized based on the selected scale. For example when viewing long periods such as 6 months the data reduced to show the maximum value every day instead of showing all the raw data that could be stored as fast as every second.

If the Project has multiple units the user can select which unit he wishes to view by using the drop down list in the top right corner. The user also has an option to show all the units simultaneously.

Here the user has selected to show all units simultaneously on the graphs.


By hovering over the plots the user will see a tooltip with information about the plots.

Event Data

The user has access to a list of all the events that have been triggered. The same options as for the Time Series data are available here. The user can change the scale and scroll the data, the user can also choose to have the table show data from only a specific unit in the project or all units in the project.

For each event the user has the following options:

  View Event. This allows the user to see the graph for the event data.

 Time Series. Clicking this button will jump to the time series showing the time around the event timestamp.

 PDF Report. Shows a summary report for the event.

 Download. Saves the event data to a text file.

 Disable. Disables the event. Disabled events will not be used in reports.


Here the user has chosen to view an event. The plots show the captured event data. The user can scroll between events by using the arrow buttons in the top 

 View Event in a table format.

 Flag the Event. Reports can contain specific Flags.

Flags are created in VDV Burst Data -> Edit -> Event Category

The user can choose to view the data in a single graph with the drop down menu in top right corner.

Frequency Overview

The Frequency Overview shows an overview of all events for a selected time period. The Frequency Overview XY plot also shows the selected Project Standard.